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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 44 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 46 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 63 (Greed)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 72 (Greed)
Last updated Dec 26 at 4:18pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Market Momentum
Extreme Greed

The S&P 500 is 4.93% above its 125-day average. This is further above the average than has been typical during the last two years and rapid increases like this often indicate extreme greed.

Last changed Dec 24 from a Greed rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:18pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks have outperformed bonds by 1.11 percentage points during the last 20 trading days. This performance is in-line with what has been typical for the last two years and does not indicate either fear or greed.

Last changed Dec 22 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:00pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 40.88% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. This is a lower level of put buying than has been the norm during the last two years and is a neutral indication.

Last changed Dec 17 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:15pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 14.50. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Dec 16 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:13pm

Stock Price Breadth

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 9.52% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:11pm

Stock Price Strength

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs slightly exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating fear.

Last changed Dec 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:09pm

Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Fear

Investors in low quality junk bonds are demanding 2.26 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is much higher than what has been typical during the last two years and indicates that investors are highly risk averse.

Last changed Sep 19 from a Fear rating

Updated Dec 26 at 4:00pm


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